The first and second person diagnosed with COVID-19 in Pakistan were confirmed on February 26. Over 8,400 have now been confirmed, and more than 175 people have died.
On April 3, MSF installed a COVID-19 screening system at Timergara District Headquarter hospital in the Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The hospital has over 1,000 visitors each day, and the new system will help protect against the virus and prevent it from spreading inside the facility to healthcare workers, patients and their caretakers, and by extension the community.
MSF has also set-up a 15-bed isolation ward for the care of COVID-19 patients.